What is DataRes?

DataRes @ UCLA is founded by data enthusiasts who love solving problems and crafting stories with data. We provide a platform for aspiring data scientists and analysts to work on savvy data projects outside of class that are geared towards making an impact. If you love playing with data, creating powerful visualizations, analyzing hidden trends or building predictive models, we would love to have you on the team.


We have 2 main teams at DataRes:


Data Blog Team
Members of this team work on analyzing datasets on all possible topics and presenting it to a cross-functional audience by the means of an article.

Data Blog Team



Research Team
Members of this team work on slightly more complex problems involving the implementation of high-level machine learning and statistical models.

Research Team







Research Projects

Education Research
Education is one of the biggest drivers of global growth and development. We decided to specifically examine differences between developed and underdeveloped countries concerning education statistics. Using a random forest model, we found that prosperous countries generally have stronger high school and college systems and educate historically marginalized people more than underdeveloped countries.

Education Project


Github Repository
Kaggle Research
A collaboration with Clean Consulting to show Bruins the analytics behind their daily energy consumption. The goal is to analyze the data collected from the energy meters in Hitch and Saxon and display energy usage on an interactive dashboard using dynamic data visualizations and predictive modelling. This would motivate Bruins on the hill to decrease their energy consumption.

Energy Dashboard



Kaggle Research
Pronoun resolution is the task of pairing a pronoun to what it is referring to in text. This is an important task for natural language understanding, and the resolution of ambiguous pronouns is a longstanding challenge. The goal of the Google AI Gendered Pronoun Resolution Challenge is to create pronoun resolution systems that perform equally well regardless of the pronoun gender.

Gendered Pronoun Resolution




Data Blog

Kaggle Research
Nikhil Sharma & Raghava Govil
Specific lyrical insights examined from the talented rapper Denzel Curry's album using the "genius" package in R.

Analyzing Denzel Curry's Lyrics Through Text Mining Methods


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Kaggle Research
Chingyi Ie & Richard Yim
Analyzed suicide trends in the US and looked at their correlation with economic trends from 1985 to 2016.

A Quick Look Into Some Suicide Statistics


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Kaggle Research
Tanvi Pati & Vivek Menon
Compared critics and audience ratings Rotten Tomatoes for various movie genres.

Movie Ratings Analysis


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Kaggle Research
Mason MacDougall
Used Data Science to find signals hidden within the noise of raw data from a transit "light curve". These signals tell us more about properties of exoplanets.

Modern Astrophysics At The Forefront of Data Science


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Kaggle Research
Boyang Yu & Radhika Ahuja
Investigated general trends to better understand the underpinnings of crime in Los Angeles.

Visualizations On Crime In Los Angeles


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Our Team

Arnav Garg

Arnav Garg

Co-President

I'm a deep learning and AI enthusiast who wants to explore the true power of music through AI.

Raghava Govil

Raghava Govil

Co-President

I'm a statistics and economics major, hoping to make a difference. I love solving problems and telling stories with data.

Gautam Nambiar

Gautam Nambiar

Vice President

I’m a computer science major obsessed with how data applications drive our modern society.

Tanvi Pati

Tanvi Pati

Design Head

I’m a Statistics and Cognitive Science major. I'm eager to not only explore but also blend the worlds of data & design.

Dhruv Chakraborty

Dhruv Chakraborty

Data Blog Head

I’m a computational math and cognitive science major who’s interested in leveraging data ethically and rigorously to make more informed decisions.

Francesco Colonnese

Francesco Colonnese

Research Head

Passionate about deep learning and web apps. Ask me questions about data, finance, and AI.

Aden Chiu

Aden Chiu

Finance and Marketing Head

I’m a business economics major who loves making things happen.

Varchasvi Vedula

Varchasvi Vedula

Workshop Head

I'm a Statistics major who loves to learn about the fascinating insights that we can get from data.

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